10bit Fuji-digital-film Super 35mm for £1350 is a yes from me!
Above: Daniel Berehulak, Panasonic GH5
I talked to Panasonic’s Matt Frazer to clarify the use of H.265 on the Panasonic GH5.
Samsung NX1 users are in for a treat with the latest release of Adobe Premiere CC. The NLE has been updated with hardware accelerated 4K H.265 (HVEC) support. This means NX1 users no longer have to transcode clips to an editable format like ProRes.
I have just tried out H.265 support in Premiere, so a brief word on this now…
Of all the surprises recently and there have been a few, the Samsung NX1 is the biggest. I spoke to the very knowledgable Sung Lae Park of Samsung to find out the finer details and tried the pre-production camera.
This is a bombshell announcement, a massive upset and a surprise that the NX1 has a 4K H.265 codec. With this model, Samsung have taken technological step-change to the market, adding the first ever High Efficiency Video Codec (HVEC H.265) along with 4K 24p and Ultra HD at 30p to a $1499 mirrorless camera with Super 35mm sensor (APS-C). The codec is a successor to H.264 and is capable of providing ProRes quality at less than half the file size.